CoST Influences Procurement Regulations in Malawi and Tanzania

The Tanzanian and Malawian MSGs are in the process of consulting with their respective Public Procurement Authorities on incorporating the information required by CoST to be disclosed into their Public Procurement Regulations. The baseline studies had shown that public procurement Legislation rarely asks for disclosure of information during contract implementation.

The Malawian MSG has been assured by the Office of the Director of Public Procurement that appropriate amendments will be made to the its Public Procurement Act which is in the process of being reviewed. The MSG is currently pursuing this assurance.

In Tanzania the regulations governing the implementation of their Public Procurement Act are also under review. The MSG has sent the current list of Project and Contract Information to the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority for possible inclusion in the regulations.